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World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 29, Issue 8, pp 962–965 | Cite as

Selective Conservatism in Trauma Management: A South African Contribution

  • D. L. Clarke
  • S. R. Thomson
  • T. E. Madiba
  • D. J. J. Muckart
Article

Keywords

Damage Control Stab Wound Esophageal Injury Pancreatic Trauma Firearm Injury 
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Notes

Acknowledgements:

The authors thank the “ordinary people” victims of apartheid who became our patients and allowed us to develop these surgical skills and write about them. The authors have had the privilege to work with individuals who ran with the concept in the early years, built on it, and allowed us to continue to run with it. They are Professors Baker, Angorn, Robbs, and Mr. Luvuno, from Durban, and Professors Demetriades, Pantanowitz, Mr. Stein, and Mr. Rabinowitz from Johannesburg. These are not the only institutions or individuals dealing with trauma in South Africa, and others in the country have made many significant contributions to the management of the trauma victim in different settings and we acknowledge their contributions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. L. Clarke
    • 1
  • S. R. Thomson
    • 1
  • T. E. Madiba
    • 1
  • D. J. J. Muckart
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General Surgery, Nelson R. Mandela School of MedicineUniversity Of Kwa-Zulu NatalSouth Africa

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